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[Manchuria] Road to Qiqihar - September 15, 1931

Pacific Theater By: secret_strategem - Last update: 08/27/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On November 15, 1931, despite having lost more than 400 killed and 300 wounded since November 5, General Ma declined a Japanese ultimatum to surrender the provincial capital Qiqihar. On the November 17, in subzero weather, 3,500 Japanese troops of the 2nd division, under the command of General Jiro Tamon, mounted an attack on Qiqihar's 8,000 defenders along a five-mile front on the heights of San-chien-fang south of Tangchi.
Japanese cavalry charged down the Chinese front line cutting a path into which Japanese infantry followed. Ma's right flank held at first. The Chinese cavalry tried to encircle the Japanese right flank, but were stopped by Japanese artillery and close air support. The superior Japanese firepower turned the battle. Chinese units broke and fled across the frozen steppes.

Allied Player [China]
Take 5 Command Cards

Axis Player [Japan]
Take 6 Command Cards

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals

Exit Rules are in effect for the Axis Player.

Special Rules:
Imperial Japanese Army Command Rules are in effect [Nations 3].
Apply Cavalry rules to the Cavalry units [Troops 8]. They cannot enter the Trench hexes.
Air Power favors the Japanese player.

Please note that this scenario was not approved by Richard Borg or Days of Wonder, so you have to check yourself about playability, potential gaming issues, etc.

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